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  • SilaS

    Why is not possible the make a reference for another modell on sketchfab in the annotations? It will be a very usefull - killer feature - for presentation of huge modells!

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  • James

    @SilaS - you could include the short link to another model in an annotation, like this: https://skfb.ly/ArGr

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  • moliorarchitects

    That was my question, on the killer features note it would be great to click on an annotation and launch into a sectional or interior view of a building

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  • James

    @moliorarchitects - Thanks for the feedback. Features like that are definitely on our roadmap for the future. At the moment, it's possible with the current Annotations feature to save camera locations for specific views. Check out some virtual tours here: https://sketchfab.com/gerpho

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  • dedend

    I'm Having language errors there. Polish font's are being badly displayed? Is there any way around it?

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  • James

    @dedend - Is the problem with specific characters? Can you show me what it looks like vs. what it should look like? Feel free to email me: support@sketchfab.com

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  • spigolo

    hello I think annotations are very important for the kind of clients we have, do you have in plan to make them more customizable or with the possibility to add also picture inside etc...this would be very useful for configurator or interactive demo of tools or museum staff

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  • James

    @spigolo - yes, adding rich media features inside annotations is on our to-do list. For now you could build something on top of the viewer using the Viewer API.

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  • moritzw

    Are there any plans for extending annotations to a kind of "public" & maybe user restricted annotation/comment feature for getting feedback on parts of WIP models from clients / colleagues? I'm pretty sure I already saw it in some web based model viewer, but not sure where exactly. Not something I currently need but would keep in mind for future improvements... Maybe when embedded into basecamp/trello etc or also on restricted client websites it would be a nice way of staying on track with the progress of more iterative model designs... :)

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  • moritzw

    Ok, seems like I mixed up web-based annotation with a new Cinema 4D R16 feature - maybe a suitable inspiration for a sketchfab improvement either way: https://vimeo.com/102543399

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  • James

    @moritzw - Nice, thanks for the link and feedback. For WIP projects or showing clients privately, you can make the whole model Private?

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  • mark.energy

    Hello!@James:
    Point cloud is not possible to use annotations?

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  • moritzw

    @James - I was suggesting a feature where clients can ADD annotations for feedback loops in iterative design themselves. That was my main point :) Regarding private access, I'm sure you guys already have solutions for this availiable :)

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  • James

    @mark.energy - Not at the moment! One solution is to manually add some meshed geometry to your model, place annotations on it, then make the mesh 100% transparent.

    @moritzw - Ah I see, thanks for clarifying. https://matter.io/ has an interesting solution to this (and is currently working to improve it), by embedding the whole annotation editor in their site for customers to use.

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  • moritzw

    Yes, that's what I had in mind. A little database connection for basic comment function by authorized third parties like clients directly in the sketchfab viewport :) Do it! ;)

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  • dcurran

    Is it possible to upload a 3D model, annotate it, and then "click" on the annotations in Google Cardboard so they display when you want them to?

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  • James

    @dcurran - Not at the moment. Annotations + VR mode is something we hope to improve in the future.

    Maybe you could activate "Autopilot" to automatically cycle through the Annotations?

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  • dcurran

    @James - Thanks for the response.
    Can you activate "AutoPilot" while in a viewer to turn it on and off? I imagine you would you have to activate it before setting it inside of Cardboard and then take your phone out to stop it?
    Also one more question, I see that AutoPilot is a default timing but can you change the default time?

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  • James

    @dcurran - Yes you can, and yes you are correct about starting and stopping it outside the Cardboard, at least for now.

    autopilot

    To change the timing, you'll need to use the URL parameter instead: ?annotation_cycle=X where X is the wait time, in seconds. See this page for details: https://help.sketchfab.com/hc/en-us/articles/203509907-Share-Models#embed-options

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  • melledijkstra

    Hey, Is it possible to create or edit annotations? Could not find anything in the API documentation. If there is could I please get the link or some information about it?

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  • James

    @melledijkstra - It's not possible with the API yet, but it's something we hope to implement in the future.

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  • urbanid3d

    Hey, when I update the position of an annotation's camera, how long it takes until it takes effect? I have a scene with 20 annotations (max amount for my currrent profile), I change annotations' camera/view, click "Use current point of view" then save settings. But when I exit editing and go back to the model, the annotations still have the old point of view. What am I doing wrong?

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  • James

    Hi @urbanid3d - Sorry for the delay!

    Are you still having trouble? Could you send me a link to the model? Thanks!

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  • urbanid3d

    Hi @James, I still have the problem, this is the model: https://skfb.ly/LoUF 

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  • James

    @urbanid3d  - Thanks. I went in and changed some annotation views and it worked fine. Are you sure you clicked Save Settings after setting the new cameras?

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  • James

    @Mknight13 - When you downgrade, all your existing content will be preserved, but you won't be able to make any edits to 3D settings - it will show an error that you have too many annotations for your plan.

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  • archeotech

    I have a problem with annotations that is not mentioned here : when the trash icon for annotations is not visible, how do you delete it ? ;)

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  • James

    @archeotech Good catch, we'll get that fixed ASAP!

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  • archeotech

    Thank you James !

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  • LRobinson536

    Is it possible to show annotations in AR mode using the app???

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